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Thailand or Sri Lanka Beaches?

Posted by fernandia on 25/12/2012 at 13:08

Hi, somebody knows if there is more beautiful beaches in Thailand or Sri Lanka ?... I´m in Thailand now but may be i will don´t have time to go to the beach here and then i´m going to Sri Lanka, but if beaches are better in Thailand i can change my plans !!!.... thank you for any advice !!

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Posted by Xircal on 26/12/2012 at 12:21

I think the Sri Lankan civil war impacted negatively on the tourist trade over there and the beaches that do exist are sparsely populated. Attacks on female tourists are on the increase apparently according to Wikitravel and if you're a girl, it might not be the best place to go at the moment. See:

There are some beautiful beaches on the island of Phuket though and they're all within easy reach of each other. See this article for more info:

I don't know where you are at the moment in Thailand, but you can fly there quite cheaply with either Nok Air or Air Asia from Don Mueang airport in Bangkok. Here are sites for both:
Nok Air:
Air Asia:

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Posted by fernandia on 27/12/2012 at 05:21

Thank you Xircal !... have you been in Sri Lanka?...

So i will visit a Thailand beach for sure !!

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Posted by JohnnyM on 27/12/2012 at 17:27

I think Sri Lanka was a bigger beach destination in the 70s than Thailand - but then all the troubles/civil war put paid to its tourist industry. I was there about 10 years ago - and there are some very nice beaches but the infrastructure has seen better days.

Overall I think Thailand would be a lot better destination for beaches - from developed to backpacker to deserted. Your already on a very good website about thailand with lots of info about its beaches - so have a look around - or check out

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